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Meadow Brook Concert & Cuisine
More than 350 ($85 - $125 tickets) convened at Oakland University for the annual summer fundraiser for MBT - “Michigan’s answer to Broadway.” Before the food stations opened, folks lollygagged outside sipping beer and wine from the Rochester Tap Room and bid $9,000 for the silent auction items Colleen Brnabic and Maryann Foxlee had set up in the hallway. Generous local restaurants (see photo gallery) served savory fare for dining on the stroll before the theatre doors opened. Artistic director Travis Walter conducted a live auction with his trademark good humor. He got $500 from two bidders for two Dickens packages that included a walk-on role in MBT’s “A Christmas Carol” and $900 for a Fender Squire Guitar signed by The Grass Roots Band.
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03/17/2017 - Bloomfield Township residents who were selling furniture on eBay ended up becoming the victim of fraud through phony purchase transfers and scams on shipping and handling.
On Wednesday, March 8, Bloomfield Township police spoke with the residents who live in the 700 block of Palms Road. The residents told officers that they were selling furniture on the internet website eBay, and they began communicating with a prospective buyer who lived in California. The buyer sent a check to the victim for more than double the agreed upon purchase price. The buyer then asked the victim to transfer the extra funds to a third account in order to pay for the shipping and handling.
The township residents did as requested, and then was notified five days later that the check from the buyer was fraudulent.
The victim's bank account is now out the funds that were sent for shipping.
The residents had not yet sent the furniture to the prospective buyer when they discovered the fraud.
Bloomfield Township detectives are investigating the incident.
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